Former president says he left Kabul to avoid risk of bloody street fighting, reiterates denial of stealing millions.
Before Afghan government collapsed on August 15, the US president pressed his Afghan counterpart to ‘change perception’.
Top US general says collapse of Afghan forces in 11 days against Taliban offensive was not foreseeable.
Speaking from the UAE, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he left the country to prevent bloodshed.
How did the Taliban takeover happen so fast and what does it mean for the country?
Taliban fighters enter Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani leaves Afghanistan, saying he wanted to avoid bloodshed.
Ashraf Ghani’s pre-recorded statement said ‘serious steps’ are being taken to remobilise Afghanistan’s security forces.
Taliban launched a sweeping offensive across Afghanistan in early May as US-led foreign forces began final withdrawal.
Afghan president blames country’s deteriorating security situation on US deciding to withdraw troops by August 31.
President Ashraf Ghani continues with the prayers despite multiple loud explosions in the area, TV images show.
For now, US has the weapons and capability to aid Afghanistan forces being tested by a Taliban offensive, general says.
President Biden offers American commitment to Ghani, Abdullah as US troops withdraw and Taliban fighters gain ground.
Biden to offer assurances of support as advances by the Taliban spark alarm amid rapid US withdrawal.
The Afghan president begins a visit to Washington as Taliban makes huge advances across the war-ravaged country.